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The Boys from Santa Cruz

The Boys from Santa Cruz

A Thriller

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  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439100721 | 
  • February 2010
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About the Author

Jonathan Nasaw
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Jonathan Nasaw

Jonathan Nasaw is the acclaimed author of Fear Itself and The Girls He Adored, both Literary Guild Selections. He lives in Pacific Grove, California.


Author Revealed

Q. how did you come to write The Boys from Santa Cruz?

A. Several years ago, I had one of those spells of inspiration where a character just grabs the pen (or in my case, takes over the keyboard) and starts writing. Nearly a hundred pages later, I had an extended first-person narrative which appears in Boys as the life story of Luke Sweet, but had no idea how to turn it into a book. So I put Luke's story aside and wrote When She Was Bad. And by the time I'd finished that book, my subconscious had figured out how to combine Luke's story with another plot I was working on, and The Boys From Santa Cruz was the result.

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